New Zealand retrieves six volcano fatalities amid further eruption threat

World Dec 13, 2019

New Zealand retrieves six volcano fatalities amid further eruption threat

Elite soldiers retrieved six bodies from New Zealand's volatile White Island volcano on Friday, winning praise for their "courageous" mission carried out under the threat of another eruption. At first light, two military helicopters set off from Whakatane airport for the offshore volcano, where an ...

Heroism and devastation after deadly New Zealand eruption

Asia Pacific Dec 10, 2019

Heroism and devastation after deadly New Zealand eruption

Tales of heroism, devastation and horrifying injuries emerged Tuesday after New Zealand's smouldering White Island volcano exploded, killing an estimated 13 people and turning what should have been an intrepid day trip into a nightmare. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said there were five confirmed fatalities ...